Convocation, Awards

Graduate Convocation Medal Winners, 2015

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences graduate convocation medal award winners! The Medals recognize graduating students whose cumulative grade-point averages place them in the top five per cent of their class.


Dr. Joanna Amirault: PhD, Criminology
Thesis: Criminalizing Terrorism: The Impact of Context and Cohort Effects on the Sentencing Outcomes of Terrorist Offenders
Joanna Amirault’s research involves terrorism and sentencing; the data set she created is now used by the Canadian government for training purposes.

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Mark with his daughters

Mark Friesen: MA, Urban Studies
Thesis: Democracy, Governance, and Metro Vancouver: Decision-Making and the Regional Growth Strategy
Mark Friesen’s thesis examined cooperation between Metro Vancouver regional governments and non-profits. He now works at a consultancy firm for non-profits.
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Hannah Rabinovitch: MA, Public Policy
Thesis: Snapshot of an Object in Motion: Quantifying Homelessness
Hannah Rabinovitch’s research is on homelessness and finding viable solutions to it. She now works as a policy analyst with BC's Ministry of Health.

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